PIPA In the News

Mon
20 Nov
2017

Despite challenges, investors remain bullish

Despite tightened lending conditions, the prospect of price bubbles, and pockets of oversupply, Australia's property investors remain bullish about the long-term benefits of residential real estate, according to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia's (PIPA) Annual Investor Sentiment Survey 2017.

The national survey, which gathered insights from 742 investors, indicated that the majority of investors (70%) believe now is a good time to invest in residential property. Meanwhile, 61% are looking to purchase a property in the next six to 12 months (up from 58% in 2016).

However, concerns over ongoing changes to investor lending policies are dampening prospects, with 43% of respondents reporting an adverse impact in their ability to secure finance, compared to 32% last year.

Fri
03 Nov
2017

Investors are looking at new options

IN THE face of tighter lending conditions, more property investors are choosing to use mortgage brokers to secure finance, the third annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia Property Investor Sentiment Survey has found.

The national survey, which gathered insights from 742 property investors, found that 73 per cent of investors used the services of a mortgage broker to secure their most recent loan – up significantly from 65 per cent two years before.

And in the next 12 months, 83 per cent of investors intend to finance their next loan through a broker – up from 71 per cent last year.

Tue
31 Oct
2017

Mistakes property investors make: negative gearing

Property investment is all about understanding the best strategies for you to achieve your financial goals and then researching the market for suitable properties to implement your strategy.

But some investors get into trouble because they decide to go against their own due diligence or ignore their budget entirely.

While the development of a sound strategy is essential at the start of your investment journey – as well as having the discipline to stick to it – there are also a number of other mistakes that investors make that should be avoided.

In this second blog, I'm going to discuss negative gearing, and specifically when investors think that it's a bonafide strategy, when in fact it is not.

Mon
30 Oct
2017

FBAA welcomes news from major bank

News that mortgage brokers are originating the majority of home loans for a major bank has been welcomed by the Finance Brokers Association of Australia.

In its full-year results, released last week, ANZ bank revealed that brokers originated 56 per cent of its mortgages, or more than 99,000 loans, in the year ending September 2017.

"We're very pleased to see those numbers, but we're not overly surprised," FBAA executive director Peter White said. "It's further proof of the value that borrowers are putting in brokers."

Mr White said that it has been clear for a long time that mortgage brokers are playing a more prominent role in the home loan sector as mortgages written by brokers have been increasing across the board.

Fri
27 Oct
2017

73% of investors opting for brokers

Tighter lending restrictions are driving more property investors to seek assistance from a mortgage broker, a new survey has found.

The third annual Property Investor Sentiment Survey by Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) revealed that 73% of investors have used a broker. This was up from 65% two years earlier.

The report also found that over the next 12 months, 83% of investors intend to use a broker when seeking their next loan – an increase from the 71% recorded in last year's survey.

Thu
26 Oct
2017

Broker popularity on the rise: Research

An increasing number of property investors are securing finance through a mortgage broker, with 83% of investors intending to do so in the next 12 months.

The third annual national Property Investor Sentiment Survey from Property Investment Professionals of Australia shows 73% of investors used a broker to secure their most recent loan demonstrating an 8% jump when compared to just two years previous.

PIPA says this is because property investors are increasingly looking to secure a better deal as 68% believe it is unfair that they have to pay higher interest rates than owner occupiers.

PIPA chair Ben Kingsley said this shows sophisticated investors are prepared to use professionals to help grow their portfolios.

Thu
26 Oct
2017

More investors looking for help from mortgage brokers

Recent regulatory changes to the Australian mortgage market have led an increasing number of property investors to turn to mortgage brokers for help securing their finances.

According to a recent survey from the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), 73% of investors used a mortgage broker's services to secure their most recent loan – an increase from 65% two years before.

Furthermore, 83% of investors surveyed intended to finance their next loan though a broker – up from 71% last year.

Thu
26 Oct
2017

Mortgage brokers increasingly sought out by property investors: PIPA survey

More property investors are choosing to use mortgage brokers to secure finance, the third annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey has found in the face of tighter lending conditions.

The national survey, which gathered insights from 742 property investors, found that 73 per cent of investors used the services of a mortgage broker to secure their most recent loan – up significantly from 65 per cent two years before.

And in the next 12 months, 83 per cent of investors intend to finance their next loan through a broker – up from 71 per cent last year.

Thu
26 Oct
2017

What keeps investors up at night and which professionals do they turn to?

The results of an investor survey have shown the things that worry investors the most, along with the most in-demand experts investors are seeking.

The third annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey has provided an insight into what investors are currently doing in the property market, and how they are thinking about the future of investing.

Fri
13 Oct
2017

Discover hidden secrets and strategies at Sydney Property Buyer Expo

Discover the hidden secrets and strategies of the property market at the Sydney Property Buyer Expo.

With the housing drought breaking recently, more homes are flowing onto the market, meaning now is the time to be well informed with property knowledge.

Whether it is rentvesting, purchasing a house or building a portfolio, Australia's leading and largest property investment event, the Property Buyer Expo (PBE) covers it all.

The expo will be held in Sydney from Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22. Some of the most renowned and recognised names in the property industry will be providing invaluable insights on the future of property, innovation and strategies to take advantage of current market conditions.

 

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